Warships and OPV Latin America Conference

  • The Premier Meeting Ground for the Latin American Maritime Community
  • June 25-27, 2019
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Renewing the Surface Fleet with Flexible and Versatile Vessels

The Warships & OPV Latin America Conference is a forum for discussion on ship design priorities and emerging requirements to strengthen fleet versatility and retain high readiness for the full spectrum of maritime operations. Given the commonality of maritime hemispheric challenges, the conference examines cost-effective ways to manage the renewal and acquisition of naval platforms with updated technologies, advance multi-mission modularity, and enhance indigenous shipbuilding capability. As an international strategic platform, it offers a comprehensive account of geostrategic issues shaping doctrine and requirements for the future fleet and facilitates dialogue between navies, coast guards, national shipyards, and industry.

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Over the course of 3 days, the event will address operational requirements for current operations, anticipated platform modernisation and ongoing procurement plans, as well as emerging requirements for specialist vessels.

Since its inception in 2012, the Warships & OPV Latin America conference has grown to become the premier meeting ground for the Higher Naval Commands of the region, attracting over 150 senior officials including Navy Commanders, Directors of Materiel, Heads of Strategic Programs, capability planners, shipyard Directors, as well as leading solution providers. Previous meetings were hosted by Brazil (2018) Chile (2017), Peru (2016), Ecuador (2015), Colombia (2014) and Brazil (2012 and 2013).

Benefits of attending:

  • Improve your understanding of Latin American procurement programmes and emerging requirements to formulate winning business proposals with local shipyards
  • Advance fleet versatility and multimission modularity for the full spectrum of maritime operations by meeting with leading OEMs and sub-system solution-providers
  • Achieve interoperability for combined operations by learning about software compatibility and open architectures for legacy platforms
  • Enhance situational awareness by gaining a better understanding of scalable tactical control systems, advanced sensor systems, and combat management system modernisation
  • Meet with all of the higher naval commands of the region and OEMs in one place to gain insights on emerging RFIs and tenders

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2019 Speakers


  • Vice-Admiral (Rtd) Francisco DEIANA, Former Director of Naval Engineering, Brazilian Navy

Host Nation Speakers

  • Vice-Admiral (Rtd) Edesio Teixeira Lima Junior, CEO, EMGEPRON
  • Rear Admiral (Rtd) Hermann Ibere Boehmer, Superintendent of Procurement and Programs Management

Visiting Speaker Faculty

  • Vice Admiral Carlos Carlos Ramos Perez, Commander of the Naval Command of the Pacific, Guatemalan Navy
  • Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez Ruiz, Director for Engineering and Naval Shipbuilding, Spanish Navy
  • Rear Admiral Darwin Jarrin Cisneros, Commander, Ecuadorian Navy
  • Rear Admiral Gonzalo Carrera Mazuelos, Director of Naval Enlistment, Peruvian Navy
  • Rear Admiral Ricardo Della Santa, Commander of Fleet, Uruguayan Navy
  • Rear Admiral Federico Javier Bravo de Rueda Delgado, Executive Director, SIMA Peru
  • Comisario Martin Arias Araya Cubero Vargas, Commander, Costa Rican Coast Guard
  • Captain Manuel Aguirre Aldereguia, Head of Capability Definition Plans Section, Spanish Navy
  • Captain Arturo Garcia Fernandez, Naval Attache, Mexican Navy
  • Captain Mauricio Linderman, General Manager Talcahuano Shipyard, ASMAR
  • Captain Jose Jorge Fortin Aguilar, Chief of Naval Staff, Honduran Navy
  • Captain Elton Bennett, Deputy Commandant, Belize Coast Guard (Subject to Final Confirmation)
  • Guy Thomas, Inventor of Space-Based AIS, C-SIGMA
  • Vice Admiral Valentim Alberto Antonio, Chief of Naval Staff, Angolan Navy\

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Jun 3, 2019